Dropping the war paint: Jennifer Metcalfe swaps glamour for bare-faced look on lunch date


Dropping the war paint: Jennifer Metcalfe swaps glamour for bare-faced look on lunch date

We're used to seeing her slapping on the make-up in her role as Mercedes on Hollyoaks.

And last night we even saw her dressing to the nines off screen in a pair of sexy leopard print leggings.

But it appears Jennifer Metcalfe doesn't always cake on the war paint as she was spotted enjoying lunch without a spot of lipstick or foundation in sight.

Bare-faced: Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe ditched the glamour as she stepped out for lunch minus her make-up

Bare-faced: Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe ditched the glamour as she stepped out for lunch minus her make-up

The actress took some time out from filming the soap with her co-star Claire Cooper.

And she obviously felt like having a break from her normal lengthy beauty regime.

Stepping out in a khaki jacket the 28-year-old looked slightly washed out without her fake tan and cosmetics.

Even her hair looked like it had been left unstyled as the brunette locks fell across her face.

Dressed down look: The actress opted for casual comfort rather than heels for once

Dressed down look: The actress opted for casual comfort rather than heels for once

Dressed down look: The actress opted for casual comfort rather than heels for once

Jennifer teamed her jacket up with jogging bottoms, patterned cardigan and brown Ugg boots as she braved the wet weather in Liverpool.

And it was obviously a popular choice of laid back outfit as 32-year-old Claire sported a similar ensemble.

The star, who plays Jacqui McQueen on the soap, also wore Ugg boots and teamed her jeans up with a chunky cardigan.

The pair were heading out for a low key hang out at the local Neighbourhood Cafe.

Tousled: She normally has to dress up to the nines in her role as Mercedes on the soap

Tousled: She normally has to dress up to the nines in her role as Mercedes on the soap

It's a far cry from the way we normally see Jennifer, who donned sequins and a number of skimpy suits during Dancing On Ice last year.

It was on the show that she met her boyfriend, professional skater Sylvain Longchambon.

On Saturday the TV star was spotted out with the French ice champ, who is suffering from a torn tendon in his bicep and has dropped out of this year's series with partner Heidi Range as a result.

Matching: Co-star Claire Cooper also went for a dressed down ensemble as they dined together in Liverpool

Matching: Co-star Claire Cooper also went for a dressed down ensemble as they dined together in Liverpool

And she looked much more like herself in her glamorous get-up, complete with lipgloss and a large grin.

The soap star wore her leggings with black high heels and leather jacket, while her skin looked much more glowing with help from her make-up.

She was joined by Sylvain on the night out at Liverpool's Living Rooms who was still sporting his arm cast.

That's more like it! Jennifer obviously felt more comfortable when she dolled up for a night on the town on Saturday

That's more like it! Jennifer obviously felt more comfortable when she dolled up for a night on the town on Saturday

Couple: She was joined by her boyfriend Sylvain Longchambon, who injured himself before this year's series of Dancing On Ice

Couple: She was joined by her boyfriend Sylvain Longchambon, who injured himself before this year's series of Dancing On Ice

And earlier this month she tweeted stating she can't wait for her beau to be on the mend: 'He's OK. Am looking after him best I can…. Not long till the cast is off at least! That's proper doin' me head in…ha x.'

And the actress narrowly avoided the Desperate Scousewives clan, who were also parting in Liverpool on the same night.

Reality TV star sisters Debbie and Gill O'Toole were snapped on the town with gay best friends Mark and Chris Johnson.

The pals opted to enjoy their night at Newz bar while the crowd ensured they would be snapped at their best.

The girls all wore their legs out, baring their ample curves and tanned skin.

Fellow scousers: The stars of Desperate Scousewives were also out nearby in Liverpool on the same night

Fellow scousers: The stars of Desperate Scousewives were also out nearby in Liverpool on the same night

Slap on: The O'Toole sisters ensured they weren't papped without their war paint and fake tan on

Slap on: The O'Toole sisters ensured they weren't papped without their war paint and fake tan on